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Are you a fan of Trivial Pursuit? Is “Jeopardy” with Alex Trebek your jam? Do you watch Jane Lynch on the “Weakest Link” and think, “There is no way she would ever tell me that I’m the Weakest Link!” If you found yourself nodding your head up and down vigorously, then you are probably a trivia junkie!

And as a fan of trivia, you should know that January 4th is National Trivia Day! Yes! A whole day dedicated to one of your favorite things!

To celebrate this day, let’s test your knowledge of New Jersey trivia! 


  1. What city in New Jersey holds the distinction of being the oldest seashore resort in the United States?
  2. New Jersey has the most _________ in the world.
    • A) Red Volkswagens 
    • B) Libraries 
    • C) Diners 
    • D) Pen Factories 
  3. What is New Jersey’s state university?
  4. New Jersey is home to what famous pageant that is held in Atlantic City?
  5. What famous inventor had a laboratory in Menlo Park?
  6. What city gave the game of Monopoly its street names?
  7. Atlantic City has the longest __________ in the world.
    • A) Zipline
    • B) Piece of taffy
    • C) Bike trail
    • D) Boardwalk
  8. True or False: New Jersey is home to the tallest water tower in the world.
  9. What sport played its first game ever in Hoboken?
  10. Name the second largest industry in New Jersey.
  11. In what year did voters approve legislation that allowed for legal gambling in Atlantic City?
  12. The very first _______ opened in Camden, New Jersey.
    • A) Drive-in movie theater
    • B) Ice cream shop
    • C) Cigar store
    • D) Pizza shop
  13. How many counties does New Jersey have?
  14. True or False: The state motto is: Liberty and Prosperity
  15. What New Jersey city has been named Tree City USA for 24 consecutive years?
  16. What is the state animal of New Jersey?
  17. This battle, fought in New Jersey, was the longest and largest (in terms of troops) during the Revolutionary War.
  18. Who gave tango lessons on the Garden Pier before becoming an internationally famous actor?
  19. Old Barney is what type of historical monument?
  20. The first submarine ride was taken in what New Jersey river?
  21. What is the state dinosaur?
  22. How many U.S. presidents were born in New Jersey?
  23. What is the state seashell?
  24. True or False: New Jersey has its very own volcano.
  25. Name the state fish of New Jersey.
  26. Name the state bug of New Jersey.
  27. The first intercollegiate football game was played in New Jersey in 1869. What two teams played?
  28. True or False: New Jersey was the first state to sign the Bill of Rights.
  29. What is New Jersey’s state flower?
  30. Can you name New Jersey’s state bird?
  31. New Jersey was the ________ state to be admitted to the Union.
    • A) First
    • B) Second
    • C) Third
    • D) Fourth
  32. Name the largest city in New Jersey.
  33. What is New Jersey’s state dance?
  34. What New Jersey university started cheerleading in 1869?
  35. This New Jersey city was also the capital of the United States for four months in 1783.



  1. Cape May
  2. Diners
  3. Rutgers University
  4. Miss America
  5. Thomas Edison
  6. Atlantic City
  7. Boardwalk
  8. True
  9. Baseball
  10. Tourism
  11. 1977
  12. Drive-in movie theater
  13. 21 counties
  14. True
  15. Parsippany
  16. The horse
  17. The Battle of Monmouth
  18. Rudolph Valentino
  19. Lighthouse
  20. The Passaic
  21. Hadrosaurus
  22. One – Grover Cleveland
  23. The Knobbed Whelk
  24. True – It’s the Beemerville Volcano in Sussex County
  25. Brook trout
  26. Honeybee
  27. Rutgers and Princeton
  28. True
  29. The violet
  30. Eastern Goldfinch
  31. Third
  32. Newark
  33. The Square Dance
  34. Princeton
  35. Trenton

How many of these trivia facts about New Jersey did you know? Celebrate National Trivia Day by quizzing a few of your friends on these New Jersey facts! 

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